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Manatee Viewing Center

Manatee Viewing Center

Scenic Lookout, Other Great Outdoors, and Zoo
Apollo Beach
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  • Kate S.
    "Amazingly awesome!! Came to see manatees and I wasn't disappointed!"(12 Tips)
    christina lynn agatha
    "The best place on earth saw so many manatees!!!"(3 Tips)
    Claudia F.
    "Come and see the manatees, relaxing in the warm water."(2 Tips)
    Sarah S.
    "... as there are literally hundreds of manatees here"(2 Tips)
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  • Claudia F.
    Claudia Flores-GrisalesJanuary 20, 2015
    Come and see the manatees, relaxing in the warm water. Scenic view. Variety of birds & fishes. We saw blue crabs too! There's a small gift shop. Also, there's a energy generator plant (contrast).
  • Dede C.
    Dede ClinchNovember 3, 2013
    This place is amazing!! Beautiful surroundings and Manatee's for the viewing. Also an educational center, gift shop and snacks. They are only open November to April.
  • Kate S.
    Kate SchreckJanuary 26, 2016
    Amazingly awesome!! Came to see manatees and I wasn't disappointed! Got a good education as well which was a major bonus! Such a fantastic hidden gem!
  • TBOcom
    TBOcomApril 20, 2011
    Dozens of manatees are the main attraction, but there's also a 900-foot nature walk, a learning center and a gift shop. The Short List: one of our top 5 attractions you've probably never visited. Read more
  • Greg B.
    Greg BFebruary 27
    If you go and visit between Dec.-March you're likely to see hundreds of manatees. This popular spot is free and definitely worth the trip.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Julie A.
    Julie AlejosFebruary 3, 2014
    SO neat. Lots of manatees to see & opportunities to see other wildlife. Good walking too.
  • Jane S.
    Jane SchildrothApril 6, 2014
    Check their web site in advance so you will know whether or not to expect the stars of this show to be present.
  • Peanut M.
    Peanut McKenzieJanuary 25, 2016
    Walk out in the viewing platform! It's well worth it! The Manatees are enjoying the warm water off the #TECO cooling towers on this brisk January day!
  • Sara W.
    Sara WatlingtonApril 6, 2014
    Great place! Make sure you go on the peer through the mangroves!
  • Jeannie S.
    Jeannie SparksJanuary 30, 2014
    Be sure to check out the indoor exhibit all about Tampa Electric. Very interesting!
  • Jenn P.
    Jenn PDecember 24, 2014
    So awesome!!! Free and so much nature. The new observation tower is nice!!
  • Josie R.
    Josie RossDecember 28, 2014
    This place is pretty cool if you happen to fun yourself in Orlando, I suggest you come!
  • Hope S.
    Hope SextonFebruary 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love it here just enjoying seeing the manatees and being by the water makes my day
  • Julie S.
    Julie StoopsFebruary 20, 2016
    Loved this!! Can't wait to go back and spend more time.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MDecember 1, 2013
    Come on a cold day at high tide.
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DJanuary 25, 2016
    Awesome ! So many manatees and even sharks jumping out of the water !
  • Kate S.
    Kate SchreckJanuary 26, 2016
    This manatee (sea cow) was a beauty!!
  • Steven M.
    Steven MulderJanuary 12, 2014
    Nice day for Manatee migration. Pretty cool!
  • Michael O.
    Michael O.April 4, 2016
    Only open until April 15...warm too warm after that--manatees wander off...Hurricane Simulator is 45 seconds and a waste of $2.00
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BaconFebruary 4, 2016
    Great spot to stop and see manatees
  • christina lynn agatha
    christina lynn agathaFebruary 1, 2015
    The best place on earth saw so many manatees!!!
  • Zach R.
    Zach RomerJanuary 1, 2012
    Amazing juxtaposition of nature and industry!
  • Kieran F.
    Kieran FaganMarch 25, 2013
    Cool to see these creatures. Not born performers, though.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah StollMarch 28, 2010
    January and February are the times to go as there are literally hundreds of manatees here
  • Matt J.
    Matt JonesFebruary 8, 2015
    Totally awesome place to see. And free = automatic win
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    Manatee Viewing CenterJanuary 7, 2014
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  • Eva 🐾 B.
    Eva 🐾 BanovaMarch 8, 2015
    So pretty! Very kid friendly. Kudos to TECO for doing this.
  • Manatee Viewing Center
    Manatee Viewing CenterFebruary 15, 2013
    It's a great day to see manatees!
  • Grant G.
    Grant GorisMarch 31, 2012
    Take a walk out in the viewing platform! It's well worth it!
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    Go online for camera view
  • Laura M.
    Laura MichaelFebruary 1, 2015
    We were here the first weekend of February and there were SO many manatees!!
  • Bill V.
    Bill Van WagnerSeptember 8, 2015
    What's not to enjoy at this cost?
  • Euníce
    EuníceDecember 23, 2016
    Everything
  • Donna A.
    Donna Alano-DeSantisDecember 29, 2012
    Get there early-limited parking!
  • John B.
    John BoosNovember 2, 2013
    Open for the season
  • Mark M.
    Mark MolnarMarch 30, 2014
    Awesome fun
  • Rey David S.
    Rey David SantiagoJanuary 6, 2011
    Lots of manatees !!
  • Grace H.
    Grace HornAugust 7, 2012
    Closed until November 1
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